Tipsy Who?

 

With eleven-thousand followers, The Tipsy Tomato mashes up psychology with gardening. Stroll through garden essayswebinars, and FB posts. Take your pick.

And, when Tipsy's not in her gardens with Tumbles, her giant orange gardencat, she is professionally known as Terry Ann Klee, a psychotherapist educated at Columbia University, with post-graduate training in psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and couples counseling. 

tipsy AND smart. 

The idea to plop psychology into the garden, playfully and intelligently, sprouted when Terry first tried sowing seeds for tomatoes. The seedlings were tipsy. They needed staking and tender care. And once staked, they grew to become nine feet tall—Reminding Terry of just how meaningful her profession is. (Yes, she has days of doubts.)

how we all need a bit of staking & support.

Not much later after this, tip-toeing in fussy heels across a grassy field holding a tonic in her left hand, Terry's hubby reached out to hold her right. He leaned in and "staked" her arm for her wishful sure-footedness and, in that moment, The Tipsy Tomato fully took root. 

It's why The Tipsy Tomato's here.

It's all about heartwarming connection.

We grow best together.

So, whether you're in mud boots or Pretty Heels, Tipsy's glad you're here.

Thank you.

 

Photo: The Tipsy Tomato's Veggie Garden, Johnny's Selected Seeds Red Meat Radishes.

Photo: The Tipsy Tomato, after-hours in veggie patch.

Photo: The Tipsy Tomato, after-hours in veggie patch.

Photo: Tumbles the giant orange rescue cat discovering kale

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child or a garden path. . .to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photo by The Tipsy Tomato. Tumbles, the giant orange rescue cat, circles the evening's harvest

Photo by The Tipsy Tomato. Tumbles, the giant orange rescue cat, circles the evening's harvest

Photo by The Tipsy Tomato. Carrots, sown from Johnny's Selected Seeds, in late summer.

Photo by The Tipsy Tomato. Carrots, sown from Johnny's Selected Seeds, in late summer.

Photo: Embracing, entwined  Lancer parsnips  from The Tipsy Tomato's garden. 

Photo: Embracing, entwined Lancer parsnips from The Tipsy Tomato's garden.